|Janet Krane - 2-Nov-2006 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Janet Krane, an administrator at the Cancer Center of Memorial Hospital and a former hospital COO, was interviewed by Rosalind Hinton on November 2, 2006. Raised a Southern Baptist, she married a Jewish doctor and has three children. After moving to New Orleans in 1984, she became very involved in the Jewish community and converted. The interview focuses on her experience staying in the Tenet-owned Memorial Hospital after the hurricane hit, and the gross failure of outside help needed to e...
Keywords: Southern Baptists; Jewish holiday observance; Jewish communities; Memorial Hospital; JCC; Jewish Community Center; National Guard; State Police; looting; Tenet Healthcare Corporation; DynCorp; nephrologists; Hurricane Katrina evacuations; Anna Pou; stem cell preservation; University of Michigan; Lindy Boggs Medical Center; Jewish conversion; Woldenburg Village; Shabbat; High Holy Days; evacuation; Tulane University; rebuilding New Orleans; Jewish Women's Archive; Institute of Southern Jewish Life; Oral History; Rosalind Hinton
|Alan Krilov - 18-Oct-2006 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Alan Krilov, a member of the Chabad community who endured a harrowing experience during Hurricane Katrina, was interviewed on October 18, 2006 by Rosalind Hinton. Raised in an Orthodox synagogue, he shifted towards Chabad in later years, and explains his formative Jewish influences. He stayed in New Orleans to take care of his fourteen exotic pet birds, fleeing only after his home began to flood...
Keywords: Beth Israel (Orthodox synagogue in NOLA); Chabad; Bar Mitzvah; confirmation (Jewish); Reform communities; Jewish Community Center; Orthodox minyan; Rabbi Avraham Twerski; Superdome; Mary Kay Cosmetics; Coast Guard rescue missions; Red Cross; Lakefront Airport; FEMA; Rabbi Zelig Rivkin; Torah Academy; Israeli rescue workers/laborers; AZA; John F. Kennedy High School; media coverage of Katrina; helicopter airlifts; governmental incompetence; the Shema; class and race relations in New Orleans; broken levees; Civil Defense; Jewish Women's Archive; Institute of Southern Jewish Life; Oral History; Rosalind Hinton
|Zoe Oreck - 3-Jul-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Zoe Oreck, the eighteen-year-old daughter of Julie Wise Oreck (also interviewed in this collection) and a resident of New Orleans, was interviewed on July 3, 2007 by Rosalind Hinton. She describes her experience being displaced from her beloved home in the Uptown neighborhood to a hotel in Houston, her adjustments to a new, temporary life there, and her eventual return. She discusses how Katrina changed her world view on government, community, and spirituality, and describes Jewish social li...
Keywords: Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Personal narratives; Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Press coverage; Hurricane Katrina; 2005 Political aspects; Jews Louisiana; JazzFest; Mardi Gras; Touro Synagogue (New Orleans; La.); Oreck family; Philanthropy; Temple Sinai (New Orleans; La.); Natural disasters; Reform Judaism; Bat mitzvah Anecdotes; University of Georgia; Galleria (Houston; Tex.); Levees; Lee; Spike; Racism Louisiana New Orleans; Jewish Community Center; SPCA; Teens for Green New Orleans; Isidore Newman School; Jewish Assimilation; Jewish social integration; Jewish Women's Archive; Institute of Southern Jewish Life; Oral History; Rosalind Hinton
|Carol Wise - 8-Jul-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Carol Wise, a real estate agent and fundraiser for Jewish causes, was interviewed on July 8th, 2007, by Rosalind Hinton. The interview focuses on her experiences of displacement during Hurricane Katrina and her changing ideas of community after she returned home, particularly the heightened importance of Jewish community survival in New Orleans. Her contributions to the rebuilding effort included installing playgrounds and restarting a child care program, Success By 6, with the United Way...
Keywords: Jewish Women's Archive (Brookline; Mass.); Jewish Community Center; Shopping malls; Hurricane Katrina; 2005; Reimer; Gail Twersky; Touro Synagogue (New Orleans; La.); Jewish identity; United Way; Nagin; Ray; 1956-; AmeriCorps (U.S.); Rotary Club; UJC; United Jewish Appeal; Mardi Gras (Festival); Hadassah; the Women's Zionist Organization of America; Hillel Foundation; National College of Education (Evanston; Ill.); Korean War; 1950-1953; Integration; Racial; Exodus 1947 (Ship); JCC; Hurricane protection; Success by Six Initiative (Vt.); Real estate agents; Tulane University; Sophie Newcombe Preparatory School; Nancy Sternoff; Women’s Professional Council; Jewish education
|Julie Wise Oreck - 2-July-2007 - Katrina's Jewish Voices - Jewish Women's Archive|
Julie Wise Oreck, a ‘fifth-generation Louisiana Jew’ and philanthropist, was interviewed on July 2, 2007 by Rosalind Hinton. The wife of Marshall Oreck, an executive at the Oreck vacuum corporation, she has served on the boards of many Jewish organizations, particularly those supporting Israel advocacy, youth causes, and education. Displaced from her home by the flooding after Hurricane Katrina, she traveled to Houston with her mother and two daughters, where they stayed in a hotel for weeks...
Keywords: Jewish Women's Archive; Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Personal narratives; Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Press coverage; Hurricane Katrina, 2005 Political aspects; Jews Louisiana; Touro Synagogue (New Orleans, La.); Oreck family; Philanthropy; Christmas tree; Temple Sinai (New Orleans, La.); Jewish Community Center; Haggadah; United Jewish Appeal; United Jewish Communities; American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee; AIPAC; Orthodox Judaism; Holocaust; Manor, Ehud Anecdotes; Intifada, 2000-; Andover (Academy); Natural disasters; SPCA; Levees; Tulane University; Fundraising; Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America; Chabad; Telushkin, Joseph, 1948-; Hillel Foundation; National Council of Jewish Women; Lee, Spike; Flood insurance claims; Superdome (New Orleans, La.); Child care; Serotta, Edward; Hebrew University (Jerusalem); Maccabiah Games; Reconstructionist Judaism; Suicide; Levees; Reform Judaism; Abivale; Isidore Newman School; Jewish Assimilation; Otzma; Israeli media; Torah Academy, New Orleans; Tikkun olam; Lion of Judah conferences; National Young Leadership Cabinet; Israel and Overseas Pillar (organization); Beit Shemesh; fear of rape; Jewish Endowment; Institute of Southern Jewish Life; Oral History; Rosalind Hinton; Hurricane Katrina; New Orleans; Julie Wise Oreck